Chris Chase

Associate Editor

Chris Chase is the Portland, Maine-based associate editor of SeafoodSource. Previously, he worked covering local issues at the Coastal Journal in Bath, Maine, where he won multiple awards from the Maine Press Association for his news coverage and food reviews. Chris is a graduate of the University of Maine, and got his start in writing by serving as a reporter and later the State Editor of The Maine Campus, an award-winning campus newspaper.

Published on
August 4, 2021

Grieg Seafood Newfoundland has announced it plans to delay the stocking of facilities in Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, until 2022 after a suspected positive test for infectious salmon anemia (ISA) arose in a single fish …

Photo courtesy of Grieg

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Published on
August 4, 2021

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is reporting that Norway saw a massive jump in seafood exports in July, buoyed by the strongest July for salmon exports on record …

Photo courtesy of the Norwegian Seafood

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August 3, 2021

Nonprofit organization Mainers Guarding Right Whales has launched a campaign featuring advertisements and a billboard that asks “Is your lobster whale-safe?”

The billboard is located along roadways in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and is targeted at travelers heading into the nearby state of Maine (billboards along roadways are banned in Maine). The billboard, according to the organization, is intended to inform travelers that

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August 3, 2021

Pure Salmon has announced the launch of a new brand, “La Petite Fabrique du Saumon Fumé,” in French hypermarkets and supermarkets.

The announcement was made via the company’s Linkedin, showcasing the new smoked salmon product in packaging indicating the product is sourced in Norway and Scotland.

Pure Salmon’s parent company, Singapore-based 8F Asset Management, raised USD 358.8 million (EUR 301 million) in 2020 to

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Published on
July 29, 2021

AquaBounty Technologies, a producer of genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, has selected Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A. as the location for its planned expansion, the company announced on 29 July.

The new farm will be incorporate recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and will be the company's first large-scale production facility, with a planned annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons (MT) in a 479,000-square-foot

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July 27, 2021

Nordic Aquafarms executives said they plan to spend an estimated USD 100 million (EUR 84.4 million) on site preparation at the planned location of a recirculating aquaculture system in Humboldt County, California, Lost Coast Outpost reported.

The information was divulged during a tour of the proposed site, which is located on the Samoa Peninsula on the former site of the Evergreen Pulp Mill, near the town of Eureka. The defunct mill, Nordic

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Published on
July 26, 2021

A new poll performed by The Pew Charitable Trusts has shown the majority of residents on the U.S. East Coast support additional protections for the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, even as a new report by Oceana indicates that voluntary ship speed limits intended to protect the whales from vessel strikes are largely ignored.

The Pew poll found that as many as 88 percent of those polled said that it is important that the federal

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Published on
July 22, 2021

An ongoing waiver of observer coverage for vessels in the U.S. Northeast has been terminated as COVID-19-related restrictions abate.

NOAA Fisheries initially released the observer waiver in June for vessels if an observer or monitor that is either fully vaccinated or has quarantined for the requisite amount of time is available. That waiver was put into place in March 2020 as COVID-19 became an increasing concern.  

The

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Published on
July 22, 2021

Lobster boat prices have reached record prices this summer, driving some restaurants to shy away from carrying the product to avoid sticker shock for customers.

Boat prices have climbed well north of USD 6.00 (EUR 5.08) per pound when the price is typically around USD 4.00 (EUR 3.39) per pound, the Lewiston Sun-Journal reported. Some restaurants interviewed by the newspaper confessed to removing lobster from menus to avoid charging an exorbitant

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Published on
July 22, 2021

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is set to take place on 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain – the first time the event will be held in Spain and the first event since COVID-19 forced event closures in 2020.

According to even organizer Diversified Communications, participants that have already signed up for the event are looking forward to resuming shows as a means of strengthening business relations with partners.

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